National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), Mexico City

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Enrich your tour of the city with a history lesson at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), one of Mexico's premier cultural institutions. Established in 1964, this comprehensive museum contains important artifacts from the country's pre-Columbian past. Major highlights include an Aztec stone calendar and a 16th-century statue of Xochipilli, Aztec god of art, games, flowers, and song. After you piece together Mexico's pre-Hispanic past, visit the upper display halls to learn how the country's indigenous cultures live today. Rent an audio guide at the entrance if you wish to explore on your own, or join one of the museum's free guided tours. Plan your visit to National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Mexico City day trip website .
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  • It is an excellent museum where can one learn from the different cultures that have had our country, is broad and well mounted. The architecture of the Museum is excellent and it is worthwhile to explore it all
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  • If you are visiting mexico city abd have little time this is by far your must go option. Do not get me wrong. There are some great museums in mexico city, rufino tamayo, museo de arte moderno, franz m...  more »
  • Spacious, clean and well lit. All the rooms perfectly signposted, concise explanations, but without sacrificing accuracy. Yes will give a tour of the city, don't forget to visit him, together with forced her back through the forest and the castle of Chapultepec.
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  • Absolutely huge museum covering various aspects of human habitation in Mexico, from prehistoric man through to native American culture and colonial times. You'll need an entire day or more to see and read every exhibit on show. I whizzed through it in 3 hours before getting hungry and realising there's a second floor too! Give the on-site restaurant a try when you're finished, the waiters speak English and provide English menus. Great place to pick up souvenirs too. Recommended.
  • Incredible museum. Lots of English labels but keep your translate app handy. It was huge. We spent the entire day and never made it to the second floor (modern or recent history). The first floor is ancient history. The restaurant has great for options especially for tourists.
  • Don't even think about missing it! Beautiful building with fountains, plazas, surrounding gardens and places to sit & rest make this the most inviting museum I've ever visited. This, on top of their truly fabulous (and well-displayed) collection. Nice café too, and very helpful personnel when I ran into some altitude-related health problems.
  • A world class museum. Be prepared to spend the whole day there, and wear very comfortable shoes. Last time I walked this much in one museum I was in the Hermitage in St Petersburg Russia. I had no idea humanity had so many artifacts from the indian tribes and that they were so good, so well preserved and well presented. Lots of the museum is in English and Spanish, but some parts are Spanish only, so bring your cell phone and google translate!
  • There is so much rich content in the museum. If you love anthropology and Mexican history you can get lost here for hours. I had to leave but decided to come back later the same day because I could not get enough. Ask the staff to suggest keys interest areas to look at bc there is just so much.

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